Easy Blackened Salmon

blackened salmon filets on a white rectangular platter with lemon wedges.

This simple pan-seared blackened salmon with an easy homemade blackening seasoning is a healthy, delicious dinner that you’ll want to add to your regular rotation. Made in less than 20 minutes, it’s a great weeknight dinner recipe! (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free)




  1. Squeeze lemon over salmon filets. Rub tops of filets generously with blackening seasoning. If you prefer, you can remove the skin from the filets with a sharp knife and season both sides.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick or cast iron pan over medium high heat.
  3. Add salmon filets to pan, seasoned side down. Cook about 5-6 minutes, then flip fish and cook an additional 3-6 minutes, depending on thickness and how well done you’d like the salmon. Press down with a spatula to get the skin or surface crispy and an evenly cooked piece of fish.
  4. Remove from pan and serve with lemon wedges.


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